Duncan Davidson
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Overload fatigue

🦠 The intro to CNN’s story on Trump’s return is priceless: “A strongly medicated President Donald Trump bolted from his VIP hospital bubble Monday, staging a bizarre White House comeback that included an irresponsible mask removal and a reckless pronouncement there is nothing to fear from Covid-19, which has already killed 210,000 Americans.”

🎲 In gambling terms, it’s clear that Trump is all in. He’s setting it up so that if he recovers, he can look like the powerful strong man and can continue his narrative. If he loses the bet and doesn’t recover, he won’t care at that point.

😷 Berlin corona virus cases are on the rise, and masks are now required again at the Bundestag. “The new restrictions coincide with several regions in Berlin struggling with an above-average caseload, with several German states implementing or threatening quarantine periods for residents who visit affected areas of the capital.” Four districts in Berlin are now classified as high risk areas. It’s looking like we’re going to have to buckle in for a long winter.

😴 Pandemic fatigue is certainly going to be a thing. First, we’ll have to make it through the election. 28 days to go.